Nothing makes a home more welcoming than a delicious scent. That’s just a fact. You can have dishes in the sink, an un-made bed, and dirty windows, but if your house smells lovely, it will be a delight for you and anyone who walks through your door.
Of course, candles and reed diffusers are the most popular go-to's, but during the Holidays, I like to layer those scents with something that feels more festive.
Here’s how to do it:
A giant Christmas tree isn’t the only way to bring the Holidays home. We’re away this year, so I opted for a small, tabletop tree and a fresh garland to deepen the Holiday feeling. You can find natural pine or spruce garland at almost any place that sells trees and sometimes even at the grocery store. I boosted the scent by adding some scented pinecones (also widely available). If you can’t find the scented versions, you can find real or artificial pinecones at most craft stores (or by foraging if you’re lucky enough to live near some evergreen pines and dab them with a lovely Fragrance Oil. You can even place them in a shallow, decorative bowl, and use them like a Holiday potpourri!
I cut some branches off our small, tabletop tree and plonked them in a vase, to use at the table. They aren’t hugely fragrant, but every time I pass, I pick a few needles off and crush them between my fingers for a burst of natural pine. Heaven.
If you have a fireplace, try adding some of this fragrant wood to the fire. I keep a bundle of dried lavender stems from our garden to toss on the fire and it makes the whole house smell amazing. You can do the same with rosemary, or any other fragrant wood (like citrus) that you have in your garden. Those scented pinecones are also very effective little fire starters. And of course, smell gorgeous while they burn.
Experiment by adding peppermint, pine, or cinnamon essential oil to your favourite Fragrance Oil. Essential oils can be blended in an oil burner with fragrant oil to create your own, unique scent!
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I'm not a baker, but everyone swears by adding cinnamon-flavoured baked treats. The aroma of freshly baked cookies or other holiday treats is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Plus, you'll have a tasty treat to enjoy once they're finished baking.
But if, like me, baked goods aren't your jam, why not brew some Mulled Wine instead? It’s easy to make on the stove, but if you make it in a Slow Cooker, you can just leave it to simmer away for hours.
Don’t forget to take that holiday feeling with you! This gift-ready Car Diffuser is in stock, and ready to ship. I love the Red Currant scent all through the season. It's fruity, but elegant, and smells like Christmas to me!